N100: High-yield 2.5 MW turbine for inland sites, Nordex’ range of multi-megawatt turbines extended
Hamburg.- Nordex is extending its range of multi-megawatt turbines with the introduction of the N100, a 2.5 MW wind turbine specially designed for moderate wind conditions. At the “Husumwind” international wind energy fair, September 18–22, 2007, the multi-megawatt turbine celebrates its debut and follows in the footsteps of the N80/2500 and N90/2500 kW.
The N100 marks a further development of the N80/N90 family, of which Nordex has installed over 400 turbines in international projects since 2000, with a further 370 currently being assembled. The prominent feature of the N100 is its 49 meter long rotor blades, resulting in a large rotor diameter of some 100 meters. At 7,823 square meters, this produces an increase of 23 percent in rotor sweep compared with the N90/2500 turbine, making the N100 particularly suitable for weak wind conditions with average wind speeds of 6.5 – 7.5 m/s.
All enhancements to the N80/N90 system developed over the past seven years have been incorporated in the turbine design. Numerous new detail solutions ensure heightened availability and greater yield in non-coastal locations in particular. The performance curve and acoustic power level will be measured over the next few months. Grid compatibility is based on the proven engineering model used in the N90/2500. The turbine will be certified in accordance with DIBt2 and IEC 3a. It is supplied in a 50 Hz version, with a 60 Hz version also available for the US market. The turbine will be initially offered on 100 meter tubular steel towers. Pilot production is to commence in 2008, with serial production scheduled for 2009.
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